By: Isaac Ojo
The newly deployed Commander Zone K of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC), Awka Mr Raji Ibrahim (ACG) has charged officers and men in his command to redouble their efforts in intelligence gathering.
ACG Ibrahim gave the directive during the decorations of recently promoted officers of NSCDC, Anambra State Command on Wednesday in Awka.
The newly created zone K of NSCDC with headquarters in Awka comprised of Anambra and Enugu states.
Ibrahim noted that intelligence gathering was key to security operations, adding that with the challenges before security agencies, the personnel must raise the tempo of information and intelligence gathering to be effective and efficient.
He commended the promoted officers, noting that a lot were now expected of them in their new positions.
Mr David Billie, Anambra State Commandant of NSCDC, urged the elevated officers to see the promotions as a tonic to do more.
Billie who was visibly elated during the event, said the 2019 exercise was the batch with the highest number of promoted officers since the establishment of the command.
“We have a total of 64 newly promoted officers, 66 others were either converted or upgraded, bringing the number to 130 personnel promoted in this year alone,” he said.
Billie later told reporters that the command has mapped out plans to ensure effective operation across the state ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities.
“Apart from the inter-agency collaboration, arrangement NSCDC under my watch is doing everything possible to ensure that Anambra people sleep with their two eyes closed this festivities,” he said.
Nine officers were elevated to the rank of deputy commandant of Corps, seven promoted to Assistant Commandant of Corps, while others were promoted to other positions.